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$2.3 Million in American Cancer Society Grants Awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute Researchers

More than $2.3 million in Research Scholar Grants from the American Cancer Society have been awarded to three Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researchers to examine cell metabolism and tumor formation in forms of breast cancer, lung cancer...
19-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Examining Molecular Evolution and Impact of Treatment in a Common Form of Leukemia

A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher has received a $600,000 Translational Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to study treatment impact on chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
11-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Experts from the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program share more about the causes and risk factors for lung cancer, which include smoking. At focus is prevention, including tobacco cessation.
1-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Nursing Leader Named to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health

Reaffirming its commitment to continued growth and excellence, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health welcome Carolyn Hayes, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, as the new Chief Nursing Officer, RWJBarnabas, Oncology Services and Rutgers Cancer...
1-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Debunking Breast Cancer Myths

M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, clears up some misconceptions about breast cancer.
14-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can you Avoid Breast Cancer?

M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, shares expertise on breast cancer prevention and advances in...
7-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Detecting Neurocognitive Change in Pediatric Cancer Patients

Although cure rates for children with cancer are increasing, cancer treatments can cause permanent deterioration of brain functions leading to impairments in attention, concentration, memory and learning. With the aid of a $3.4 million NIH grant, a...
1-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk Factors and Screening for Breast Cancer

M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, shares expertise on breast cancer risk factors and screening....
30-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Oncology Pharmacists: An Essential Partner in the Cancer Journey

One of the hallmarks of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is the unique oncology expertise exhibited by its clinical team, including board certified oncology pharmacists. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey...
18-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer with Attention to Cosmetic Results

As more women live with breast cancer, minimization of significant deformity in the breast after breast preservation is increasingly gaining attention. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey surgical oncologist shares some insight.
25-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Leukemia: Not Just One Disease

An estimated 61,780 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although leukemias are thought to occur in childhood, they can actually present at any age in both children and adults.
30-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Colorectal Cancer: Advancing Awareness

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer in both new cases and cancer deaths in the United States. While colorectal cancer incidence declined 3.7 percent annually from 2006 to 2015 for those 55 and older, rates have increased 1.8 percent...
18-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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A New Tool to Help Fight an Old Enemy – Lung Cancer

In the U.S., lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The primary reason for high death rates for lung cancer is the fact that this disease is typically detected in very late stages. A Rutgers University expert...
30-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

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September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is a common inherited blood disorder, affecting an estimated 100,000 Americans of different racial and ethnic groups. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the importance of early diagnosis and...
24-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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Thyroid Cancer 101

While thyroid cancers are common, they may not be as widely understood as other common cancers such as breast or prostate. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck and how...
18-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

During this Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares info on symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer.
14-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT

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As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of patients with cancer, through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children including access to clinical trials and conducts cutting-edge cancer research.

The coveted NCI designation, awarded to only 47 such centers nationwide, is granted competitively to institutions characterized by scientific excellence and the ability to bring research discoveries to patients. To gain a "comprehensive" designation, the highest ranking given by the NCI, a center must meet rigorous criteria in cancer care, research, prevention and education.

The leadership of Rutgers Cancer Institute is comprised of distinguished researchers and physicians who are internationally recognized in their field. Basic scientists, clinical researchers, and population scientists meet regularly to exchange information and ensure that laboratory discoveries are refined and applied to clinical care as quickly as possible, that clinical observations reach laboratory researchers on a continuing basis, and that prevention strategies are interwoven in to all research programs.

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